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L-E-M Bullet Mould (Read 2363 times)
Nov 15th, 2005 at 9:27pm

Oyvind   Ex Member

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I just picked up an unusual mould at ebay. It is definitely a copy of a Metford-Pritchett bullet, it is marked ".569",  "L-E-M MOULDS ENGLAND",  "DGW  D", and "REGD. DESN  929203". The length of the smooth sided bullet is about 1.06" and the base plug is shaped as the original bullet.

The mould is made from a solid bar of hexagon brass and there is no locking mechanism for the base plug.

Does anyone know anything about these moulds? I think the company was, or are,  based in Blackpool. When could it be made? The 1950’s or 60’s?

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Best regards, Řyvind
 
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Reply #1 - Jan 16th, 2006 at 12:59am

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L.E.Maguire grew old and turned into Jeff Tanner who still makes bullet moulds but now restricts himself to ball moulds only.
(Jeff has his own web page).
Fred.
 
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Reply #2 - Jan 16th, 2006 at 5:46am

Oyvind   Ex Member

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Ah, thank you. I know the work of Mr. Tanner and have several of his molds. I think perhaps the DGW markings are short for "Dixie Gun Works". I bought it from the US.

The mold is not the best design to cast from, but the bullets are very similar to the original Pritchett in weight, diameter and appearance.

Best regards,
Řyvind
 
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